Brianne: Why do you already have a late fee on your phone bill?
Eli: Sorry, I think you have the wrong number.
Brianne: You know that line doesn't work in face-to-face conversations, right?
Eli: Can we talk about this later? I'm really busy right now.
Brianne: You're sitting on the floor eating Cheetos.
Eli: So we agree, then.
Brianne: I want to know right now why you already have a late fee on your phone bill TWO MONTHS after I switched your phone service providers.
Eli: Well it was a very confusing time in my life and I didn't really know what was happening and I didn't even realize that you had switched it.
Brianne: You did realize this. Because we talked about it. I gave you a very thorough lecture about responsible phone use. And then you even tweeted about.
Eli: Ok, I kind of remember that.
Brianne: And so I just looked at your phone bill and found out that you have already missed a payment and they are assessing a late fee.
Eli: Do you think this is going to reflect poorly on my integrity? I'm working on my integrity right now.
Brianne: I think this is reflecting poorly on your responsibility.
Eli: Oh that's fine. I'm not working on that one right now.
Brianne: I need you to explain to me why you would miss something as simple as a phone payment.
Eli: Well I thought it was set up for automatic payments.
Brianne: Why did you think that?
Eli: Because the Internet.
Brianne: What about the Internet?
Eli: That's what the Internet does. Gosh, don't you know anything?
Brianne: Ok, that's it.
Eli: What are you doing?
Brianne: I'm taking your computer and phone away. You've lost privileges for the day.
Brianne: SHOULD I MAKE IT TWO DAYS?!
Eli: . . .
Brianne: Being a mom is exhausting.
~It Just Gets Stranger